The Boulder Mountain Fire Protection District has broken ground on a new fire station, reports Daily Camera.
This new building will replace the district’s previous station, which was built in 1965. The process to replace this station has been in the works since 2018, as the aging Station 2 can no longer effectively support the equipment or personnel needed for the area.
The new station, which has an anticipated budget of $3.6 million, will feature six bays. The fire station will also have a training room, a community support area, and will be able to operate as a command center during a crisis.
The Fire Protection District provides service to mountain communities all along the Flatirons and is a last line of defense if a fire gets close to the city of Boulder.